ESL & ABE

Our English as a Second Language (ESL) and Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes will support you with the skills you need to reach your potential and thrive in the classroom, in the workplace and in the community.

Program Fact Sheet

English as a Second Language

Our ESL classes are free and offered fall, winter and spring. Learn in a supportive classroom environment with qualified teachers and a strong curriculum as you gain confidence in your ability to speak, read and write in English.

Hours:

Morning/evening classes available

See Upcoming Registration Opportunities

Location:

Little Village

Contact:

Rachel Serra
Literacy Programs Manager

rserra@eriehouse.org
(773) 542-7617x23

Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education classes build on the foundation laid in our ESL program. Available for free and offered fall, winter and spring, classes focus on reading, writing and math skills to prepare you for a GED program and continued education.

Hours:

Morning/evening classes available
See Upcoming Registration Opportunities

Location:

Little Village

Contact:

Rachel Serra
Literacy Programs Manager

rserra@eriehouse.org
(773) 542-7617x23

Volunteer

Build connections in the community and help others develop language and literacy skills by participating in a conversation group with students in our ESL or ABE classes.

If you are looking for 1-on-1 or small group tutoring/teaching volunteer opportunities, please check out our Community Literacy program.

Group Opportunity

Sign your team up to participate in a conversation group with our students, using interactive questions and prompts to build connections and develop language skills in the process.

Ideal Commitment: 2–3 hours

OUR IMPACT

94% of ESL students

achieved their

classroom learning goals

ESL students

spent an average of 

130 hours in the classroom

85% of ABE students

improved their

TABE reading score

Meet Our Participants: Maria de la Luz Gutierrez

PROGRAM NEWS & EVENTS

News

ABE Instruction

Erie House Receives $10,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Adult Literacy

This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Erie Neighborhood House a $10,000 grant to support adult literacy. ...

Erie House Receives Two Grants Totaling $12,000 from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation

This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Erie Neighborhood House $12,000 through two separate grants to support ...

Events

ESL Registration, Little Village

September 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

ESL Registration, Little Village

September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ESL Registration, Little Village

September 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am